2003 Isuzu Rodeo

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Isuzu Rodeo 4-door SUV
2002 Isuzu Rodeo shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2002-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4-door 4wd

The Isuzu Rodeo and the Honda Passport were redesigned for the 1998 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2000 models to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. Beginning with 2002 models, airbag modifications were made to further improve occupant protection.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The driver's seat tipped toward the door. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and grab handle.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well, despite some buckling of the A-pillar.

Forces on the head when the dummy moved into the airbag were moderately high, indicating the possibility of head injuries.

Forces on the right lower leg and both feet were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0121
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 16
Left (cm) 14
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 16
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0121
HIC-15 749
Peak gs at hard contact 16
Tension (kN) 2.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.46
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur force - left (kN) 4.4
Femur force - right (kN) 5.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 6
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.70
Maximum tibia index - right 1.15
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 175
Right 173

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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